In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Why is it, exactly, that Jesus hates gays? Why has God seen it fit to introduce natural disasters, like hurricane Katrina, to wipe out the modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah? If you are a Christian and have ever seriously asked yourself one of these questions, or one similar, you do not understand Christianity and should probably not go anywhere near a public stage. It is questions like these and the people that ask them with a straight face that have given a bad name to Christianity and Jesus Christ. What is the Church’s relation to homosexuals and vice versa then? This is the question that I wish to explore in this paper."
"The Church and Homosexuality,"
Verbum: Vol. 6:
2, Article 15.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjf.edu/verbum/vol6/iss2/15